Elder Rick Howard
Rick grew up on the family farm in a small rural community in Northern Kentucky. He was saved at 8 years of age in the Southern Baptist Church where his father was a deacon. At the age of 34 he rededicated his life and surrendered his whole heart to the Lord.
Prior to moving to Arizona, Rick and Carla had served in church plants in Columbia, Missouri and in Blacksburg, Virginia the preceding 8 years. Rick and Carla have been married 18 years and together with their children, Nathan, Samuel, and Livia, have been part of the Two Rivers Church family for 8 years.
Rick was a deacon at Two Rivers Church prior to his appointment as an elder. Rick helps on the worship team for corporate worship, leads worship in small group settings, participates in prayer ministry with individuals and enjoys helping out with construction projects at the church. Carla maintains a busy schedule as a homemaker and has a passion for inner healing ministry.
Rick is a partner at Arizona Equine Medical and Surgical Center in Gilbert, Arizona where he specializes in equine surgery. Rick received his DVM from Auburn University (1989), and his PhD (1997) from Colorado State University where his veterinary surgery specialty training was also completed.